Rio Grande do Sul has a robust financial system to support long-term investment projects. There are three public financial institutions dedicated to foster investments in the state:
Badesul, the fostering agency linked to State Department of Economic Development, Science and Technology (SDECT), intends to promote the economic and social development of Rio Grande do Sul State, offering a range of long-term financial solutions to public sector projects and to private companies. The Badesul specializes in financial solutions for industry, commerce, services, infrastructure and innovation.
BRDE - Southern Regional Development Bank
Rio Grande do Sul State, Santa Catarina, Paraná Development Bank is specialized in long-term financing, guarantees and advisory in forwarding corporate projects to other institutions (BNDES, FINEP etc).
Banrisul is a multiple bank, of open capital, controlled by the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is listed on Level 1 of Corporate Governance of BM & FBovespa SA -. Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange since July 2007. Banrisul's shares take part of the calculation of seven stock indices presented below, composing the Brazil Broad Index (IBrA), recently created.
It offers a wide range of financial products such as personal, real estate and import and export loans, long-term financing with its own resources and with resources obtained from government institutions, credit lines for agriculture and livestock, business credit, and various forms of investments and services.